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Intelligence or Phonemic Awareness

These are great quotes that reinforce the fact that intelligence is not a predictor of dyslexia.  Phonemic awareness is.

“People are often surprised to learn that it is phonemic awareness and not intelligence that best predicts ease of learning to read.” Sally Shaywitz, Overcoming Dyslexia.

“Phonemic awareness is the core and causal factor that separates normal readers from disabled readers.” Reid Lyon, NICHHD

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